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Central city seeks more support from World Bank

Update: June, 26/2015 - 16:40

DA NANG (VNS) — The central city has asked the World Bank to increase its funding for waste water treatment projects in the city.

Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Huynh Duc Tho made the request during a meeting with the organisation's Country Director for Viet Nam, Victoria Kwakwa, on Thursday.

Tho noted that the city presented a US$115-million budget proposal, of which US$100 million is funded by the WB, for upgrading the Hoa Xuan waste water treatment station, waste water drainage system for coastal My An living quarters, and for covering the Yen The-Bac Son drainage channel.

Victoria Kwakwa remarked that Da Nang has successfully managed to meet its deadline for development projects funded by the WB over the past many years.

She said Da Nang city has remained a strong partner of the organisation over the past decade, and she hoped that the WB will continue supporting Da Nang to turn it into a ‘green' city.

In 2013, the WB agreed to provide $202 million for a US$272-million sustainable development project help improve the city's Bus Rapid Transit network, build new roads, and revamp the existing drainage system.

The WB also funded a five-year priority infrastructure project of the city, by covering 70 per cent of the total investment of US$218.4 million in 2008-13.

Da Nang has been investing much in urban development to make it the largest city in the central region and a ‘green city' by 2025. — VNS

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